Spain receives humanitarian cargo from China


The Spanish Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, has pointed out that the Air Force A400M aircraft from Shangái, China, landed on Monday at the Torrejón de Ardoz air base (Madrid) loaded with almost 14 tons of medical equipment for combat COVID-19.

The Chief of Defense Staff, General Miguel Ángel Villarroya, has detailed that the A400M transports a million rapid tests for the detection of the coronavirus, masks, and protection material that will be managed by the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Felipe González believes that Spain is responding “reasonably well” to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, although he has admitted that the communication policy of the Pedro Sánchez Executive “is puzzling” and has advised that This communication is “austere”, brief, but as direct as possible and empathetic to the mood of the citizenry.


President Nicolás Maduro conditions economic recovery after the pandemic to the actions of OPEC and its allies. The Venezuelan president offered these statements after holding a meeting with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Mélik-Bagdasárov, who recently arrived in the country and has just delivered credential letters to the Bolivarian president.


The National Liberation Army declares a unilateral ceasefire from April 1 to 30 as a humanitarian gesture in the face of the devastation before COVID-19.

In a statement released on social networks, the insurgent organization also called on the Government of Colombian President Iván Duque to resume talks with its delegates in Cuba to agree on a bilateral and temporary cessation.


The Government declares a health emergency and the suspension of activities until April 30, 10 days more than anticipated in previous days.
Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Relations, announced at a press conference the measures that will be adopted in the country to deal with the coronavirus, as well as the declaration of a health emergency due to the contingency.

These topics in this edition of the ‘500 million’ program.


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